Why Costa Rica Wasn’t My Favourite Country In Central America

I was desperate to fall for Costa Rica. To feel the admiration for it that others held. To swoon about its nature, its people and its Puravida. However, as time went on I felt a niggling sense of disappointment. 

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In Search Of The Resplendent Quetzal

“Maybe we should go to Salama?”. I put the question to my travel buddy despite knowing it was a big ask. Salama was a two day trip off our planned route but that’s how extreme my quetzal obsession had become. 

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Liquid: Life In Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Nowhere is it more obvious that water gives life than in Monteverde Cloud Forest. 

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Postcard From Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo is a surfer’s party town. By day everyone hits the beaches, by night the reggae bars are the place to be.

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Pura Vida Or Vida Loca? Embracing Costa Rica’s Mantra For Life

What does the simple life mean to you? Visions of sustainable living, immersing yourself in nature or merely living outside of deadlines and commitments? 

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The Wildlife Of Cahuita, Costa Rica

Forget the reggae, the beers and the surf. If you visit Cahuita for one thing let it be the wildlife. 

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Hummingbirds At Breakfast: Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica.

Each morning in Cahuita, I sip a hot coffee on my little patio and watch in silence as multiple species of hummingbird, tanager and woodpecker go about their morning routine. 

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